The Mikado

A production by LOpSoc
The Mikado

LOpSoc went once again to the Nuffield Theatre with a fresh and unique production of “The Mikado”, one of the most loved and best lasting Gilbert & Sullivan operettas

With a new aesthetic twist and setting, witty libretto and gorgeous music, this is a production to please newcomers and G&S fans alike.

"The outcome? Another wonderdul performance." - Soton Tab review

"...a brave attempt to explore a different side of the Japanese culture." - Daily Echo review

The tale begins when three children decide to fold origami figures. They play with their creations, naming each one and imagining a story for them. However the three friends do not always agree on the proceedings... Nanki-Poo, son of the Mikado, fled the imperial court to escape marriage with Katisha. Disguised, he falls in love with Yum-Yum, who is already betrothed to her guardian Ko-Ko, the soft-hearted Lord High Executioner of Titipu. Meanwhile, Katisha discovers Nanki-Poo's whereabouts, and the Mikado send orders that an execution must happen within a month if the town wishes to keep its status. Intersecting love triangles, political intrigue, disguised identities and lots of origami meet in Titipu.

Performance dates

  • Wednesday, 15th February 2017 at 7:30pm
  • Thursday, 16th February 2017 at 7:30pm
  • Friday, 17th February 2017 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 18th February 2017 at 2:00pm
  • Saturday, 18th February 2017 at 7:30pm

Nuffield Theatre

The largest auditorium on Campus, the Nuffield Theatre attracts a mixture of comedy, plays, dance and children's theatre. Once a year, a SUSUPA society pitch to perform in the Nuffield and its wider audience


Adult: £14
Student/Concessions: £10
PA/Under 16: £7:50


Welcome to LOpSoc, the University of Southampton Light Opera Society. We are a friendly group with a strong community of members, regular socials, free workshops and recitals within the society.


20 Performing Arts members took part in this production